It is difficult to tell a client that you will design a user experience. It is better to explain exactly what you would do in your design that will increase the usability, conversion, provides what your users want, and performance of the page.
We as designers should take into consideration that users do not read and we need to use just the right amount of text and visual clues in our designs
For now, the only way to create a good enough user experience is by using Responsive Web Design which was a technique using media queries created in 2010. However, with media queries and Responsive Web Design , there is not pixel perfect because you are designing even for resolutions that you are not testing for.
The more data you request from users, the more suspicious your site looks because people may think that you are going to sell their information
Microsoft Edge incorporates what is called a Web Note, which is writing directly on a screenshot of a page. This will be very useful as web designers, content creators, and clients share information and feedback.
Designing for only common resolutions is like having a fixed width for several devices and ignoring less known screen resolutions. You will probably have to go back and add new media queries every now and then when new devices become mainstream
A cheap looking website means that you hired the cheapest talent possible with the fewer resources. That translates into a usability nightmare because users cannot perform their tasks with ease.
Progressive Enhancement is for users what Responsive Web Design is for devices. RWD tries to cover smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers while PE covers users with little technical knowledge, disabilities, experienced users, and casual users.
If Facebook is willing to show you a message asking for your phone number, it would be nice to let people know or decide if they want that new feature that is going to drain their data plans.
There is a huge misunderstanding in the graphic design community, where some believe that it is just because they are "Graphic Designers" that are Web Designers by default
I strongly believe in the use of usability in startups and in creating a more democratized and inclusive web. However, this is not the case for most applications, where they designate most of their resources to flashing animations that don’t add anything to the application itself.
Reading online is part of my daily life. But I cannot finish reading some articles because of the lack of basic usability principles implemented.